NEW YORK -- Leaf-peepers looking to visit New England this fall can find travel ideas for New Hampshire's White Mountains and the Berkshire Mountains of Western Massachusetts in the September-October issue of Yankee Magazine.
The magazine also offers live foliage maps and best drives for autumn colour around the region at YankeeFoliage.com.
For hikers, Yankee recommends five trails in the White Mountains, including the Edmands Path and Mount Eisenhower Loop, 6.6 miles, with a steep 4,760-foot ascent, beginning at a trailhead on Mount Clinton Road in Crawfords Purchase. Less challenging but with some rock scrambling is a 4.4-mile hike on the Welch-Dickey Loop Trail in Waterville Valley, with vistas of the Mad River Valley. Also on the list are the Mount Willard Trail, 3.2 miles, and longer hikes on Franconia Ridge (9 miles) and Mount Chocorua (Champney Falls Trail, 7.6 miles).
Since October is a peak month for colour, it's only fitting that Yankee's travelogue on the Berkshires focuses on a place called October Mountain. The area may be better known for summer cultural offerings like the Tanglewood music festival and dance performances at Jacob's Pillow, but while fall is a quieter season, there's still plenty to do. Literary types will want to visit Arrowhead, where "Moby-Dick'' author Herman Melville lived. Places to stay include the Topia Inn, a self-described "eco B&B'' in Adams, while the Dream Away Lodge in Becket is known for a lively music scene -- including a famous visit decades ago by Bob Dylan's Rolling Thunder Review. Cafe Adam in Great Barrington is big with foodies.
The fall issue of Yankee also profiles Connecticut's Litchfield Hills, and follows Vermont's official foliage forecaster as he does his leaf-spotting.
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The full moon rises behind a sea of fall foliage along Highway AL-67 near Priceville, Ala. Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011. (AP Photo/The Decatur Daily, Jeronimo Nisa)
Sunlight falls on remaining bright foliage as the snow capped ski trails of Stowe ski resort are seen on the side of Mt. Mansfield in Stowe , Vt. Mountain and lake views along with fall foliage can be had for free in Vermont's largest city of Burlington, which feels more like a big town than a city. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot)
A couple takes a stroll amid the Tiergarten's autumn foliage in Berlin November 4, 2011. (JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images)
Women take a rest during their lunch break under trees with fall foliage in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Nov. 4, 2011. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
A jogger runs through Tiergarten park among trees rich in fall foliage on November 1, 2011 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
A house is surrounded by fall foliage colors covered with heavy wet snow in Williamstown, Mass., Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011. (AP Photo/Pat Wellenbach)
Fall foliage is seen at Rock State Park begins near Danbury, N.C., Friday, Oct. 21, 2011. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
Fall colors are seen Monday, Oct. 10, 2011 in East Montpelier, Vt. Vermont's annual foliage season is reaching its peak across the state. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot)
Fall colors frame a red barn on Monday, Oct. 10, 2011 in East Montpelier, Vt. Vermont's annual foliage season is reaching its peak across the state.(AP Photo/Toby Talbot)
Fallen maple leaves carpet a lawn across the street from the First Baptist Church of Kingfield, Maine, Friday, Sept. 30, 2011. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
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